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    This is the primary "distinctive" of this textbook

    This is the primary distinctive of this textbook. Reduce the essentials to a minimum so the language can be learned and retained as easily as possible, so that ...
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    In the above red sentence, distinctive is used as a noun. I have consulted several dictionaries, but cannot find such usage. Is it acceptable?
    Last edited by sitifan; 07-Aug-2015 at 11:06.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: This is the primary "distinctive" of this textbook

    Not to me. '...the primary distinctive feature' would be good.

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